August 30, 2013

Pressing post before reading

Yesterdays post had some shout outs to two people that influenced me during CAST 2013, but I didn't provide and links to them. Oppps, my bad.

Paul Holland can be found on twitter @PaulHolland_TWN and is a really cool guy to follow, he always had important things to say, and will tell you when you're wrong. He's not always very PC, but following him is worth it.

Aaron Hodder can be found on twitter @AWGHodder. I haven't followed him for very long, but his session on using mind maps as a test reporting tool was great. It's a great use of a visual representation for the coverage of your testing that give true insight into your testing. I'll be trying to do this in the future and I'll share my experience here.

This is turning into a bit of a follow friday, so here's a few more of my influencers from the past week.

@aclairefication is a great tester and blogger who works and writes about being a context driven tester in agile teams.

@mattbarcomb is a process guru. While he's not a tester, he's well versed in process. When you're looking to figure out what's wrong with your process or why your process is the way it is, he's the guy to ask.

@PeteWalen introduced me to lean coffee. What can I say, it had an impact.

Who influences you?


  1. Alan Page and Alan Richardson ( @eviltester) really make me think a lot when I read their posts

    Michael Larsen ( @mkltesthead) for his awesome energy and enthusiasm

  2. Do u have video link of Mind Maps - a practical, lean, visual tool for test planning & reporting - Aaron Holder?